Thursday, November 19, 2015

Texas State Board of Education votes not to bother about those pesky facts in school textbook approval process

Source:  U.S. Uncut

Texas rejects allowing academics to fact-check public school textbooks.  (The Christian Science Monitor, 11/18/2015)
The Board of Education approves textbooks in the nation's second-largest state and stood by its vetting process — despite a Houston-area mother recently complaining that a world geography book used by her son's ninth grade class referred to African slaves as "workers." The publisher, McGraw-Hill Education, apologized and moved to make immediate edits.
Members of the Board

The book's cover.

TEKS = Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

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